Comedy Mom is getting a big push heading into its second season. CBS aired repeats of the Chuck Lorre series behind its flagship comedy, Lorre’s Big Bang Theory, this summer. Now Mom producer Warner Bros. TV is doing its part, partnering with corporate sibling TBS for a four-week run that will feature all episodes from the mother-daughter comedy’s first season airing behind the cable network’s highly rated repeats of Big Bang. The marathon is a big deal as WBTV is probably the most protective studio of its series, not making them available online or anywhere else to preserve their syndication value. Mom has not been sold off-network yet, so the move signals a change in direction for the studio and indicates how committed it is, as is CBS, to growing the series in Season 2. (Producers of other WBTV-produced series, including Person Of Interest, had complained in the past that the studio’s no exposure policy may have hurt the shows’ ability to find new audiences in their early goings.) “I’m very excited that TBS has agreed to run the first season of Mom every weekday evening following The Big Bang Theory,” said Lorre. “It’s my hope that this incredible platform will allow people who might not have seen the show on CBS a chance to get acquainted with it. And perhaps that acquaintance can turn into an ongoing relationship. Unlike other shows I’ve worked on, Mom has a certain darkness about it. But just like with Two And A Half Men, Mike & Molly and The Big Bang Theory, the goal is always laughter.”
Rap star 50 Cent will stop by to perform with his group G Unit and reminisce with Chelsea – his former lover. This will be the first time they are together since breaking up. The live finale of “Chelsea Lately” finale will go down in television history when a countless array of celebrities come to pay homage to Chelsea.
Justin Theroux, Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Joe Manganiello, Leah Remini, Selena Gomez, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver and Kristen Chenoweth, Trace Adkins, Avril Lavigne, James Van Der Beek, Rachel Bilson, Mary McCormack, Kelly Osbourne, Helen Hunt, Sheila E, Richard Marx, Kathryn Hahn, Johnny Knoxville, Tim Gunn, Anna Faris, Gabriel Iglesias, Chloe Grace Moretz, Buzz Aldrin, Sammy Hagar, Vanessa Hudgens, Sophia Bush, Jenny & Jason Biggs, Allison Janney, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kathy Griffin, Kevin Nealon, Marlee Matlin and David Hasselhoff will all close the show in a musical number that will blow the roof off Stage 1.
Showrunners Vince Gilligan and Matthew Weiner will also present at show two weeks before the Primetime Emmys
Morgan Freeman, Uzo Aduba, Fred Armisen, Vince Gilligan, Matthew Weiner, Tony Goldwyn, Judy Greer, Allison Janney, Bellamy Young and Tony Hale will be among the presenters at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Aug. 16, the Television Academy announced on Friday.
NPR has a new interview up with Allison – LISTEN HERE
New event photos added to the Admiring Allison Janney Gallery from the Lexus Short Films event this week.
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